• Deprecation is a Cool Word

    Deprecation is a Cool Word

    It’s just so much fun to say “deprecation” but it’s not so much fun to say something that you use is deprecated. That’s not what’s being announced here though. Sort […]

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  • Go Hard or Go Home

    Go Hard or Go Home

    Hi everyone! Mike here. I usually write Chinwag announcements in the third person, because I don’t know why. It was a thing I started, and I liked separating the housekeeping […]

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  • Happy 4th Birthday!

    Happy 4th Birthday!

    I’m just scraping in with about an hour to spare here – I planned a much bigger post, with lots of reflection about where we’ve been and where we’re going. […]

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  • Three Years of Chinwag!

    Three Years of Chinwag!

    It’s been three whole years since the final part of the “How to set up a public XMPP server” series of articles that Chinwag was the example for was published, and it went live.

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  • Chinwag in 2018

    Chinwag in 2018

    Happy New Year, for a start! Hope you’re having a good one so far! In a couple of months, it’ll be three years since Chinwag went live. It started out […]

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  • Chinwag Social

    Chinwag Social

    The initial version of our local user guide for Chinwag Social, our Mastodon instance, is now live. https://chinwag.im/social/ You can sign up at https://social.chinwag.org/about – please let us know if […]

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  • Getting Strict

    Getting Strict

    From this week, we will be getting very strict about the standards of services we federate with. Invalid or expired certificates will no longer be accepted and support for some older encryption standards will be dropped.

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  • Current Chinwag Services

    Current Chinwag Services

    A few updates, and some new features have been added to the Chinwag stable. Here’s an updated list of everything we have running right now.

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  • ChinWag Will Obey the Laws of Mathematics

    ChinWag Will Obey the Laws of Mathematics

    Despite recent comments that “the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia” and that legislation could override mathematical principles, we would like to assure our users that we will continue to obey the latter.

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  • Mastodon Deployed

    Mastodon Deployed

    About two months ago, there was a big buzz that built up around Mastodon, a decentralised social network. I was really busy with the Melbourne Comedy Festival at the time, […]

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